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SaskCulture E-Update

August 31, 2022

Culture Days


Show Us Your Fun 

It's time to get back to what you love. Join the movement and participate in the the #FindTheFunSK campaign. How do you participate? It's easy! Go to an event and take a short video (30 seconds) or photos showing what you are doing and say, "I found the fun!" Post it on your Instagram, Twitter or Facebook page tagging #FindtheFunSK, #saskatchewan, #thingstodo, and with other hashtags that relate to your activity. 

Post on Sask Events Calendar – maximized reach

As part of the #FindtheFunSK campaign, links to the Sask Events Calendar is being highlighted. Get your events - including Culture Days hubs/events/activities - registered now so they benefit from this maximized visibility. Visit  Sask Events Calendar  to self-submit events.

New Capacity Building Program

SaskCulture is pleased to announce a new organizational Capacity Building Program to begin in the fall of 2022. The 2022-23 multi-phase Capacity Building Program (CBP) is open to Saskatchewan cultural non-profit organizations. CBP will engage an organization’s Board of Directors and staff in an initial exercise of learning and organizational self-assessment, based on the Non-profit Lifecycles framework, with future opportunities to work on Strategic Planning and capacity building initiatives. Click here to learn more.

PHASE I -Introduction to Nonprofit Lifecycles Workshop, October 15, 2022, register by October 13, 2022, click here to register.

PHASE II – Selected organizations will receive funding support for hiring a Lifecycle Consultant and for capacity building initiatives, apply by October 28, 2022.

Learn About Grants

Attend a short presentation on available grants followed by an open house from 12-1:00 pm on September 14, 2022. This is an opportunity to meet staff from the City of Saskatoon and SaskCulture, to ask about their grant programs.

Other sessions available to attend on the same day include an Information Session on SaskCulture Grants from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Consultations with SaskCulture and City of Saskatoon staff from 6:30-7:00 p.m. and a Grant Writing Workshop from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. or virtually on September 20, 2022 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. via Zoom. More details available on the individual event listing on this website. Please register in advance and indicate which session(s) you will attend: [email protected].

Get Your Tickets

Cultural Connections presents India Night in partnership with SaskCulture. Enjoy a night celebrating cuisine, community and culture and in the process help raise money for Creative Kids. The event will take place in Regina on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at the Delta Hotel in the Ballroom. Individual tickets are $150 and tables of eight are $1350. Formal attire required. Click here to purchase tickets. For sponsorship opportunities contact Gloria Walsh at 306-780-9452 or email [email protected]. Can't make it to the event? You can still show your support by purchasing a ticket for the Creative Kids 50/50 or share the links on social media go to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Flag raised on Parliament Hill to honour Survivors 

The federal government raised the Survivors' Flag on Parliament Hill today as a way to honour Indigenous people forced to attend residential schools. Click here to read more.

Imagine Canada Survey

A national survey on equity, diversity and inclusion practices in Canada’s nonprofit sector is currently being conducted by Imagine Canada and several partner organizations including Saskatchewan Nonprofit Partnership. All Canadian charities and nonprofits are invited to participate in this important survey. The results will be made available free of charge later this year and can be used to help organizations like yours set goals, and measure and track your progress. Complete the survey here

Creative Sask announces 1st major production to be filmed in SK in 2022

Creative Saskatchewan is pleased to announce that King of Killers: the series, an action thriller series, will be shot entirely in Saskatchewan starting in September, with an estimated spend of over $20,000,000 on local labour, goods, and services. This is the first big-budget production resulting from the increased investment to film and television announced by the Government of Saskatchewan on budget day. Click here to read more.

Sales Tax Webinar

The new PST tax expands on October 1, to include admission and entertainment charges. Learn about how this will effect your organization. Click here for more information or to register. 

Cultural sector one of the hardest hit by pandemic 

Pandemic-induced changes included decreases in many areas of the cultural sector across Canada. While not in the worst position, according to Hill Strategies reporting on StatsCan data, Saskatchewan had an overall 6% decrease in GDP, 6% decrease in revenues and 10% decrease in jobs, very similar to the Canadian average. 

Saskatchewan, along with the North West Territories and Quebec, saw their single-digit pre-pandemic decreases exacerbated by the pandemic. Saskatchewan’s cultural economy decreased by 7% from 2010 to 2019, and by another 7% in 2020, for a decrease of 14% overall. Before the pandemic, cultural jobs in Saskatchewan had increased by 6% only to decrease in 2020 by 10%, resulting in a 4% decrease. For more from Hill Strategies Research visit hillstrategies.com .


SaskCulture's Awareness Hub is a collection of news stories, industry articles, editorials, and general items of cultural impact in Saskatchewan and/or Canada. 

The Time is Now: Why Canadian Nonprofits Must Digitize to Survive - Learn more about the need for nonprofits to embrace digital tools.

Indigenous Protocols dot Art an essential resource for navigating Indigenous Protocols for visual artists and the artistic community.

The Lifecycles Consultant Directory provides a list of consultants that have taken the Lifecycles Consultant Training or Certified Lifecycle Consultant Training.

Indigenous leaders say the Government of Saskatchewan did not do proper consultation before designating Lower Hudson House as a provincial heritage property.


Sales Tax Webinar

When: September 7, 2022 - 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Where: Online

Who: the Admin Centre for Sport, Culture and Recreation

Free to attend, click here to register.

Capacity Building Program - Phase 1- Lifecycles Program

When: October 15, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Online

Who: SaskCulture, Click here to register by October 13.

4 Seasons of Reconciliation

When: Ten module course, completed at your own pace

Where: Online

Who: RBC, First Nations University of Canada, Reconciliation Education

Free to attend until August 31, certificate awarded for completion. Click here to register.

Organizing Special Events

When: Seven module course, completed at your own pace

Where: Online

Who: Tourism Saskatchewan

$30 registration fee, click here to register; contact [email protected] for more information.

Refocusing Giving & Prioritizing Community Needs Webinar

When: At your convience, watch online

Where: Online here

WhoJoin PhiLab for this session exploring the shift in giving in the post-pandemic world through the community needs lens. Featuring panelists from the University of Regina, Tamarack Institute, and Community Initatives Fund.

Free to watch.

SaskCulture Grants

Métis Cultural Development Fund

Deadline September 29, 2022

Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership Grant

Deadline: October 17, 2022; March 31, 2023

Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Project 

Deadlines: October 17, 2022; March 31, 2023

Small Grant Accessibilty Program

October 28, 2022

Other Grants

Digital Access to Heritage - Museum Assistance Program

Deadline September 1, 2022

For projects taking place between September 1, 2022 - March 31, 2024

MCoS Strategic Initiatives

Deadline September 15, 2022

Independent Artists - Equipment Purchase Grant

Deadline September 19, 2022

Unison Financial Assistance for Live Music Industry

Deadline On-Going

Na-mi-quai-ni-mak Community Support Fund

Deadline On-Going

Re-Skill Saskatchewan Training Subsidy

Deadline On-Going

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

Deadline On-Going

Canada Community Revitalization Fund

Deadline On-Going


Deadline On-Going; 26 week service standard


Director of Development & Donor Relations (Saskatoon)

September 2, 2022

Facilities Assistant Preparator - Casual (Regina)

September 2, 2022

Director of Marketing & Communications (Saskatoon)

September 2, 2022

Office Administrator (Regina)

September 3, 2022

Maintenance Assistant - WDM (Saskatoon)

September 5, 2022

Visitor Services Associate - WDM (Saskatoon)

September 6, 2022

Programs and Volunteer Coordinator - WDM (Yorkton)

September 9, 2022

Communications Strategist (Regina)

September 9, 2022

Office & Program Assistant (Saskatoon)

September 11, 2022

Cathedral Village Arts Festival Director (Regina)

September 15, 2022

Technical Director (North Battleford)

September 30, 2022

Learning Program Lead (Regina)

September 30, 2022

Heritage Education Technician (Saskatoon)

October 14, 2022

Writer in Residence (Saskatoon Public Library)

November 18, 2022

Submit Jobs

Poetry Downtown (Saskatoon)

September 6, 2022

Dance Artist in Residence 2022 | In Person (Candle Lake)

September 7, 2022

Intermediate Wise Practices in Indigenous Leadership - Fall 2022

September 13, 2022

Winter Writers Retreat 2023 | In Person

September 21, 2022

Regina Youth Arts Network (Regina)

September 30, 2022

Emerging Banff Artist in Residence 2023

October 5, 2022

Intermediate Negotiation Skills Training - In Person - Winter 2022

November 1, 2022

Introductory Negotiation Skills Training Online - Winter 2023

December 13, 2022

Intermediate Establishing Indigenous Institutions of Governance - Winter 2023

December 13, 2022

CHRC Student Work Placement Internship Subsidy 2022

December 31, 2022

CHRC Student Work Placement Program

Deadline On-Going

Indigenous Music Accelerator

Deadline On-Going

Submit Opportunities

Moose Jaw: On Track

with its Culture Plan

Read the Full Story Here.

Many cities with checkered pasts do their best to erase and forget the sordid details. Not Moose Jaw. Saskatchewan’s fourth largest city (just a hair behind Prince Albert) revels in its notoriety, proudly calling itself “Canada’s most notorious city.”


Celebrating Seniors at the WDM (Moose Jaw)

September 1-30, 2022

Prairie Wind & Silver Sage 25th Anniversary Celebration (Val Marie)

September 3-4, 2022

Delisle Recreation/Vanscoy Ag Society Fall Fest

September 7-11, 2022

Blenders Presents Leeroy Stagger (Swift Current)

September 8, 2022

International Day of Charity

(September 5)

International Literacy Day

(September 8)

Mennonite Heritage Week

(Second week of September)

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SaskCulture's E-Update is a bi-weekly electronic bulletin that includes information on upcoming SaskCulture events, programs and activities, along with other information and events that may be useful to cultural organizations, or individuals, interested in building a culturally vibrant community. 
SaskCulture receives financial assistance from Sask Lotteries.